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Celestial Illustrations from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy (1851)

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Celestial Illustrations from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy, by Asa Smith (1851).  These are wood engravings with hand highlighting from a work created by the principal of Public School No. 12 in New York City with the goal “to present all the distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible”.

 

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Asa Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy 1951

Asa Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy 1951

  • AlanOne7

    Great stuff, especially considering in 1851 millions of people thought the world was flat and/or the center of the universe.